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If Playoff System Existed Last Season
Category: NCAA
Tags: ALABAMA AUBURN BAYLOR BCS UCF CLEMSON FLORIDA ST. MICHIGAN ST. MISSOURI OHIO ST. OKLAHOMA OKLAHOMA ST. PLAYOffs Stanford

First off, there needs to be a better way to describe this. The “playoff” is four teams, but there was a championship game under the BCS and you could describe the other major bowls as “BCS bowls” without confusion. CFP (college football playoff) bowls maybe? I guess I’ll call them that.

If you’re not aware, there is a three-year rotation for the semifinals. Year 1: Rose and Sugar. Year 2: Orange and Cotton. Year 3: Fiesta and Peach. So I’m going to go through all three possibilities using last year’s pre-bowl rankings.

The Top Four

Going by the BCS standings, this is how the semifinal would have looked last year:

Rose: Florida St. vs. Michigan St.
Sugar: Auburn vs. Alabama

However, I don’t think it would have happened that way. I think given that Alabama did not have a particularly strong non-divisional schedule (Tennessee, Kentucky, Virginia Tech, Colorado St., Georgia St., Chattanooga), did not win the conference, and lost its final game, they would have been seeded no higher than 4th. When the loss takes place isn’t stated as a criteria, but I can’t imagine that wouldn’t influence the results.

I don’t think Stanford, which had the toughest schedule according to many and which won its conference, would have gone ahead of Alabama, but that’s another possibility. I would have picked Stanford myself.

I’ll just go with Alabama though for this exercise. I think making them #4 instead of #3 would have been a significant enough departure from all the major polls.

Year 1: Semifinal

So this is what I think the semifinal actually would have been:
Rose: Auburn vs. Michigan St.
Sugar: Florida St. vs. Alabama

Year 1: Other CFP Bowls (those bowls in the rotation but not semifinals in Years 1, 4, 7, etc.)

The Orange Bowl is the only one where we have any guidance really since the ACC #1 goes to the Orange Bowl if it’s a year where the Orange Bowl is not a semifinal. In this case, it’s actually the ACC #2 since the ACC #1 obviously would have made the semifinal. I think with a fairly highly-ranked alternate of the same conference, the Orange Bowl still would have picked Clemson. The other Orange Bowl spot is for and SEC or Big Ten #2 or Notre Dame. I don’t think they would have fought the Cotton Bowl over Missouri, and Ohio St. was a very attractive pick, so actually, that’s the one relevant bowl that I don’t think would have changed.

Orange: Clemson vs. Ohio St. (actual match-up)
Cotton: South Carolina vs. Oklahoma
Fiesta: Stanford vs. Baylor
Peach: Central Florida vs. Missouri

Year 2: Semifinal

Cotton: Auburn vs. Michigan St.
Orange: Florida St. vs. Alabama

Year 2: Other CFP Bowls (those bowls in the rotation but not semifinals in Years 2, 5, 8, etc.)

It’s a little more straightforward not to have the Rose and Sugar as part of the semifinals. My understanding is that in Years 2 and 3, the SEC takes the highest non-semifinal Big XII and SEC teams no matter what, and the Rose Bowl takes the highest Big Ten and Pac-12 teams no matter what.

To editorialize for a moment, I don’t know why the Rose and Sugar would be paired as semifinals. It should be like Sugar Fiesta one year, Rose Peach the next, and Orange Cotton the next. That way you’re only disrupting one major bowl arrangement at a time. In the years that the Pac-12/Big Ten game doesn’t take place, there should still be the SEC/Big XII game and vice versa.

Sugar: South Carolina vs. Baylor
Rose: Stanford vs. Ohio St.
Orange: Clemson vs. Missouri
Fiesta: Oklahoma vs. Central Florida

Year 3: Semifinal

Fiesta: Auburn vs. Michigan St.
Peach: Florida St. vs. Alabama

Year 3: Other “Playoff” Bowls (those bowls in the rotation but not semifinals in Years 3, 6, 9, etc.)

These years will be the most restrictive since there are three bowls with pretty specific formulas.

Sugar: South Carolina vs. Baylor
Rose: Stanford vs. Ohio St.
Orange: Clemson vs. Missouri
Cotton: Oklahoma vs. Central Florida

All years: Other Bowls (rough guess)

I looked at the anticipated bowl lineup and used my best guess as to how it would have worked had next year’s bowls all been in place last year. Keep in mind that there were two more bowl slots among the major bowls since last season, there was a national championship game made up of two separate teams, but this season it will be made up of winners of bowl games. Oklahoma St. would have been bumped in my estimation so it would not have played in the Cotton Bowl. The Peach Bowl will be very different, so neither Duke nor Texas A&M would have been under consideration for the new CFP bowls. In the case of Texas A&M, however, I think their spot in what will be a major bowl would have been taken by another SEC team: in this case South Carolina. So that would leave the Big XII and the ACC with another team for the remaining bowls, pushing the other teams of that conference down the ladder.

I do think some of the bowls would have been the same due to regional interests. It made sense to have two Louisiana teams in the New Orleans Bowl, for instance. It made sense to have Maryland playing in Maryland and North Carolina playing in North Carolina. The bolded teams are those who were bowl-eligible but did not actually play in bowls last season. There were a record number of bowl-eligible teams last year, so I’m not entirely sure there will even be enough bowl-eligible teams next year. I guess the NCAA will cross that bridge when it comes to it.

This is just an informal sort of exercise, so don’t make a big deal out of it. I’m going by what I’m told the rules will be next year as far as the preferred conferences, etc. Most conferences do not fill all their contractual slots though. I wasn’t always sure which bowls would have gotten the #8 team from a given conference and which would have had to find another team.

New Orleans: Tulane vs. ULL
New Mexico: Washington St. vs. Colorado St.
Las Vegas: USC vs. Fresno St.
Idaho Potato: San Diego St. vs. Buffalo
Camelia (new; Montgomery, AL): Ohio vs. Troy
St. Petersburg: Middle Tennessee vs. South Alabama
Boca Raton: Toledo vs. Florida Atlantic
Miami Beach (new): BYU vs. Texas St.
Poinsettia (San Diego): Utah St. vs. Navy
Bahamas (new): Northern Illinois vs. Boston College
Hawaii: Oregon St. vs. Boise St.
Russell Athletic (Orlando): U. Miami vs. Ball St.
Armed Forces (Ft. Worth, TX): East Carolina vs. Louisville
Heart of Dallas: North Texas vs. UNLV
Military (Annapolis, MD): Marshall vs. Maryland
Pinstripe: Notre Dame vs. Rutgers
Sun (El Paso): UCLA vs. Texas
Holiday (San Diego): Nebraska vs. Arizona St.
Liberty (Memphis): Rice vs. Western Kentucky
Texas: Texas Tech vs. Mississippi St.
Detroit: Pittsburgh vs. Minnesota
Independence (Shreveport, LA): Arizona vs. ULM
Music City: Ole Miss vs. Georgia Tech
Belk (Charlotte): North Carolina vs. Cincinnati
San Francisco: Washington vs. San Jose St.
Outback (Tampa, FL): Iowa vs. Georgia
CapitalOne (Orlando): LSU vs. Wisconsin*
Tax Slayer (formerly Gator; Jacksonville): Duke vs. Texas A&M
Alamo: Oklahoma St. vs. Oregon
Valley of the Sun (Tucson, AZ): Michigan vs. Kansas St.
Birmingham (formerly BBVA Compass): Vanderbilt vs. Houston
GoDaddy (Mobile, AL): Bowling Green vs. Arkansas St.

*It may have been the case that due to the fact that LSU plays Wisconsin to start this season, this match-up would not have been made. It’s possible that Georgia would have leapfrogged LSU, leaving the Tigers playing Iowa anyway. But as I said at the top of the section, it’s just sort of a rough guess. I left LSU there because they were apparently seen as the more desirable team. Also, some may recall Miami played Florida St. in a bowl game in 2003 only to play them again at the start of the 2004 season.

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When Sports Brings Us Those Treasured Moments
Category: Daily Blog 2.0
Tags: Ohio State Buckeyes Braxton Miller Kellen Winslow Bell Gardens Lancers Boys Basketball

 

 

 

“You never know what you’re gonna get.”

 

We sit down to watch...

 

We go and attend...

 

It could be a typical game...

 

Or an atypical game...

 

We watch because we love it...

 

We go to be entertained...

 

Sometimes we don’t have a rooting interest...

 

Just sit back and watch...

 

Other times we are screaming our lungs out...

 

Or shaking our heads in frustration or disbelief...

 

 

Kellen Winslow...

 

Need I say more???

 

The man was a warrior...

 

Look it up...

 

I have never seen an individual effort like that day in Miami...

 

A treasured moment...

 

Those don’t go away...

 

And what is it about Miami???

 

 

Ohio State’s Braxton Miller in the Orange Bowl... 

 

Now let’s get this straight...

 

I have ALWAYS hated Ohio State...

 

That is your fault, Woody Hayes...

 

I NEVER root for the Buckeyes...

 

Even when I pick them to win as I did versus Clemson...

 

But something happened that night...

 

Braxton Miller made a fan out of me...

 

A Braxton Miller fan, mind you...

 

Not a Buckeye fan...

 

If you didn’t see the game, shame on you...

 

I know...

 

The BCS idiots lined up the Orange & Cotton Bowls...

 

Simultaneously...

 

What up with that...

 

I didn’t even get the full affect...

 

Both outstanding games nonetheless...

 

But Braxton Miller had the memorable performance of the bowl season...

 

He was stellar...

 

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High school sports has its moments as well...

 

I’ve seen a few dandies over the years...

 

This year I have a little more time on my hands after school...

 

So I’ve decided to adopt our boys’ basketball team...

 

The Bell Gardens Lancers...

 

The players really appreciate it when teachers attend the games...

 

They even gave me a “Lancers Basketball” t-shirt...

 

I wear it proudly...

 

This year we had the pleasure of hosting a team from Australia...

 

They grow ‘em tall in Australia...

 

Our boys are always out-heighted...

 

But we have a distinct advantage in the heart department...

 

Jose Mata, our 5-4 point guard launched a whirling dervish of a lay up...

 

Over the outstretched arms of the 6-6 Australian...

 

At the buzzer to win the game...

 

We went nuts...

 

And if that wasn’t good enough...

 

Tuesday night was one of those treasured moments...

 

The 11-6 Lancers hosting 4-12 Alhambra...

 

Basketball is a game of heart...

 

And Alhambra had the heart to win...

 

We were far from our best...

 

The Moors had us by 15 with 6:30 left in the game...

 

Oh well...

 

We’ll get ‘em next time...

 

NOT!!!

 

The shots weren’t falling...

 

Freddy “En Fuego” Herrera, our super scorer, had an off night...

 

He couldn’t buy a bucket...

 

Alhambra’s star player had 35...

 

So Coach Cuevas had the boys turn up the heat defensively...

 

And the game made a U-turn...

 

The suffocating defense provided a jump start for the offense...

 

Guard Alan Villamar had the hot shooting hand...

 

Nailing one of his threes from 35 feet...

 

No kidding...

 

The Lancera actually procured the lead...

 

But Alhambra battled back...

 

And the game was tied at the end of regulation... 

 

Mata fouled out...

 

Starting forward Bryan Vidal was out with a sprained ankle...

 

And Alhambra got the early lead in overtime with a three...

 

With one minute left, the Moors had a five point lead...

 

Oh well...

 

But the Lancers scored four unanswered points and were down by one...

 

Thirteen seconds left...

 

And that Alhambra kid at the free throw line for two...

 

He had only missed one all night...

 

But the pressure was too much and he missed both...

 

Lancers with the rebound...

 

And Freddy redeems himself...

 

Going coast-to-coast and laying it in with seven seconds left...

 

Alhambra’s desparate attempt fails...

 

LANCERS WIN, 70-69!!!

 

The most exciting basketball game I have ever attended...

 

Way to go, Bell Gardens...

 

They say, “You can’t teach height.”

 

But you can have that height if you ask me..

 

I’d rather watch a team with heart anyways...

 

And the Lancers definitely have lots of heart...

 

 

 

 

 

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Let's Screw Up the BCS One Last Time...
Category: Daily Blog 2.0
Tags: BCS Florida St. Ohio St. Alabama Missouri Central Florida Bowling Green Whatever

This week as the BCS waves bye-bye....

 

I am looking for more upsets than a heavy drinker’s stomach...

 

Puke City, USA, please...

 

Let’s go out with a flush...

 

The last BCS championship needs to be the Toilet Bowl...

 

I would just love to see everything get screwed up one last time...

 

Yes, it won’t happen...

 

But put on your dream caps and see what’s possible...

 

Imagine Coach Krzyzewski and his Dukies upsetting Florida State...

 

Probably a pipe dream, but that WOULD be super spiffy...

 

(Pipe dream??? Who made up that term??? Willie Nelson???)

 

And WE need THE Ohio State to bite THE big one...

 

Can you imagine JDIN’s reaction???

 

Start digging the grave...

 

Who’s JDIN???

 

If you don’t know, don’t ask...

 

It’s an inside blogger thing...

 

I really do like the Spartans in that game...

 

Gotta have Auburn fizzle, too...

 

And I do think that is VERY possible...

 

A big let down after a big win???

 

It’s happened before...

 

Of course, if all of that happens...

 

We get ‘Bama again in the championship game...

 

Can that be true???

 

Probably ‘Bama and Missouri...

 

OHHH NOOOO!!!

 

NOT ANOTHER SEC FINAL!!!

 

Backell will have a cow...

 

(Don’t ask...)

 

But does that really count???

 

Missouri is still too new to be considered SEC...

 

And they’re mostly above the Jackie Mason-Dixon Line...

 

Which could be related to Florida Georgia Line...

 

So maybe we have settle for...

 

The Okie Dokie State Cowboys versus 'Bama...

 

I can live with that one...

 

But I’m not done yet...

 

Some schools don’t belong in BCS games...

 

Just because of their name...

 

UCF???

 

Is that even a school???

 

I thought it was a charity until somebody told me otherwise...

 

Untied Children’s Fund...

 

Kinda like UNICEF with less letters...

 

And by the way...

 

According to my rules...

 

A school must earn its acronym...

 

And until then...

 

You can only say...

 

“Central Florida”...

 

And by the way...

 

I didn’t even know Florida had a center...

 

Anything with a panhandle can’t possibly have a center..

 

I wouldn’t even give it a “middle”...

 

Like Middle Tennessee State...

 

You need to be more puffy to have a middle...

 

Tennessee isn’t too puffy...

 

But it’s barely puffy enough to have a middle...

 

And here’s the deal...

 

I want SMU (acronym approved by dvt)...

 

To beat Central Florida so bad...

 

Let ‘em bring back the Pony Express...

 

Eric Dickerson and Craig James...

 

That’ll work...

 

And I’m still not done...

 

Who’s Northern Illinois playing???

 

Bowling Green???

 

They have to lose to Bowling Green...

 

Bowling Green???

 

What a silly name...

 

Hey, Bowling Green...

 

What size shoe do you want???

 

Is that one or two lanes???

 

What’s your handicap, Bowling Green???

 

Obviously it’s your name...

 

Why didn’t you just go ahead and name your school...

 

Lawn Bowling Green...

 

It would make a lot more sense...

 

A lot more sense than the BCS,,,’

 

 

 

 

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Monday Moaning 12-2-13
Category: FEATURED
Tags: NCAA College Football Notre Dame Auburn Alabama Michigan Ohio State Missouri UCLA BCS Christmas Dead Sara The Beeze

 

You know, some weekends are work, work, work...Luckily Mrs. Beeze does the majority of the laundry!

The weekend started with me in the kitchen preparing Thanksgiving dinner...The kids watched the parade, my oldest nursing a serious cold that knocked her for a loop Tuesday afternoon, and kept her in bed for 2 days...

Family came and ate...Not too much family...Which meant lots of leftovers...Everyone left the house with extra food, and we still had plenty to enjoy the rest of the weekend...Plus the turkey stew I made with the dark meat, and the bones, and veggies...It cooked on very low heat for about 17 hours, and then we poured it over some fresh biscuits...Delicious!

Then came Saturday...I made it clear that all I was doing was watching football...First Ohio State at Michigan...It became very clear, early in this game, that neither team was here to play defense...It came right down to the wire...Michigan scores with less then 40 seconds left...42-41 OSU...Michigan coach Brady Hoke decides to try to ruin the Buckeyes' season right here and go for 2...They failed...Seemed like a bad play call, not giving his running QB an option to run it in himself if it's there...Me, I would have played it safe, kicked the 1, and go at it some more in OT...People say OSU would have rolled in OT...Well, the way the game went, Michigan wasn't having trouble moving the ball themselves...Oh well...The Buckeyes undefeated season marches on, looking ahead to Michigan State in the conference championship game...and looking over their shoulder to see if they get jumped by a 1 loss team in the rankings...

Then the "Iron Bowl" came on...Alabama at Auburn...So many of us wanted to see an upset...And with 1 second left, Alabama attempts a 57 yard field goal with a freshman kicker...Their starting kicker (who I won't name because he has already gotten enough hate mail and bad press) missed 3 field goal attempts earlier in the game...The kick was short, and Auburn CB Chris Davis returned it 109 yards for the winning, touchdown...

 

 

Fucking Auburn is becoming masters of the exciting big play, big finish...

After the game, Auburn AD Jay Jacobs was already pissing off Ohio State, and Ohio State fans by making his case to jump them in the standings saying it would be "a disservice to college football" if a one-loss SEC champion was left out of the national title game for Ohio State....Fucking balls down there in the South!

I'm not taking a side here, I'm just saying, maybe wait until your school plays Missouri in the SEC title game before you start trying to get into the National Championship game...

Then I watched my Fighting Irish take on Stanford...I didn't expect the Irish to win, but I was glad they hung in there...The fact is, they could have won this game...Like some other games this year, mistakes, and bad QB play got to them...I read a headline that summed up Saturday's game...

"Rees Shows Heart, Not Enough Arm."

I also had myself jumping to the UCLA/USC game...I was actually expecting it to be closer, but UCLA handled the Trojans 35-14...When that one lost it's luster I started checking on the Missouri/Texas A&M game...Missouri won 28-21, putting them into the SEC Championship game against Auburn, and putting that miserable look on Johnny Manziel's face...And I never get tired of that...

It has been a crazy football week...Thursday, I didn't watch the NFL, with the exception of the last 5 minutes of the Steelers/Ravens game...I did watch the Ole Miss/Miss State game...It was an old school backyard brawl, and Miss State pulled 17-10 OT win...From what I heard, it was better then the Lions/Packers game...

Sunday, I watched no football...Had to pick up the slack from doing nothing Saturday...So, we broke out the Christmas decorations and got all that crap started...It's the earliest we've ever done this crap...I don't like going this early, but the kids were excited...Plus the weekends are already getting booked up, plus both the girls birthday's are this month...Our oldest turns 12 Tuesday...Were the hell did the time go!?!

Oh, and I saw the Browns lost to Jacksonville...Jacksonville...that shit is why I quit being a Browns fan!

So, since I'm being Johnny Festive, I figure I end each week's post with a Christmas tune...But I'm gonna try to use some songs that aren't traditional...Here's Dead Sara's "Snow in Los Angeles"

 

 

 

Have a week...

The Beeze...

Q-o-t-D 11/30/13 (volume 2) Tags: NCAA Ohio State Michigan Brady Hoke
Should Brady Hoke have kicked the extra point and played for OT?

Or was the ballsy go for two and the win the right move?

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